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Mother of missing teen fears her da...

Mother of missing teen fears her daughter?s alleged kidnapper will never bring her home

An Amber Alert has been issued for 14-year-old Elizabeth Rex. Police are looking for 51-year-old Randy Johnson in connection with her abduction.
21-year-old celebrating the gift of...

21-year-old celebrating the gift of life with every breath she takes

At her home in southeast Houston, Crystal Johnson, 21, dreams of opening her own fashion boutique some day and writing a book about her life: a life she has an organ donor family to thank for every breath she now takes.
Intruder spends 5 minutes in toddle...

Intruder spends 5 minutes in toddler?s room, hovers over crib

A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep.
HPD: 1 man killed, 1 injured in roa...

HPD: 1 man killed, 1 injured in road rage attack

A man was killed during a road rage attack that started with a hit-and-run Tuesday on Highway 288, police said.
Houston Forecast: Chilly Wednesday ...

Houston Forecast: Chilly Wednesday morning; warm afternoon

Temperatures will be chilly and nearly record-breaking Wednesday morning, according to KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul.
550-pound Houston man loses his bat...

550-pound Houston man loses his battle with obesity

A 550-pound Houston man, whose friends made a public plea for doctors to help save his life, has lost his battle with morbid obesity.

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Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.

Houston pedophile sentenced to 70 ...

Houston pedophile sentenced to 70 years

According to prosecutors, Gibson, now 69, moved to Fort Worth where he was required to register as a sex offender. Gibson said he also would drive around naked from the waist down while searching for children with cookies, a wig and gloves in his car, Tarrant County prosecutors said. Since 1973, Gibson has been convicted eight times for sex crimes and received sentences totalling 103 years although he only served 29 years behind bars.

Authorities looking for Magnolia t...

Authorities looking for Magnolia teen with mental health disorders

Elizabeth Rex went outside her home of Memory Lane to play and did not return home, officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said. Elizabeth is diagnosed with several disorders that cause her to interact on a 5-6 year old level, cause mental instability and occasional mental breakdowns in high stress environments, officials said.
Stepsiblings of emaciated boy stay...

Stepsiblings of emaciated boy stay under CPS care

Harris County Juvenile Judge Glenn Devlin decided that the agency should continue to have legal control over the children, who were in CPS emergency custody. A CPS caseworker said the agency requested conservatorship based on interviews in which at least three of Tami Bleimeyer's children reported that her actions contributed to the emaciated boy's condition. During questioning, Tami Bleimeyer admitted that her stepson was "skinny" but denied withholding food or making him live in a closet under her Spring home's stairwell - as her children have alleged. The youngster - who weighed just 29 pounds - was near death, according to members of his medical team who testified last week at his custody hearing.
State health officials dispute ...

State health officials dispute Patrick?s claims tying immigration to diseases

In 2006, Patrick claimed that undocumented immigrants were responsible for spreading diseases largely banished from developed countries. ?They are bringing Third World diseases with them,? Patrick said, according to The Texas Observer, listing ?...
Rubio: Terrorists may use Syria...

Rubio: Terrorists may use Syria to wage attacks on U.S.

AUSTIN ? Terrorist groups could use ?vast, ungoverned spaces? opening up in Syria to plan attacks on the United States, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Tuesday. ?I will make a prediction to you tonight that if things continue the way they are, soon we will see attacks staged against our interests and, God forbid, even [?]

Fox

J.C. Penney Swings To Loss

J.C. Penney Swings To Loss

J.C. Penney Co., under major pricing and merchandising changes, swung to a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss and said Tuesday it no longer expects to meet its previous profit forecast for the year as it sees more restructuring charges.

3 of TX Supreme Court Face Re-elect...

3 of TX Supreme Court Face Re-election

Three members of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court face re-election this year, but two will have to survive primary opponents who accuse the court of becoming too pro-business.

Researcher: Plant Remembers, Adapts

Researcher: Plant Remembers, Adapts

Researchers say they've shown that certain plants have smarts during dry times.

Perry: Tuition Freeze Sent Good Mes...

Perry: Tuition Freeze Sent Good Message

Gov. Rick Perry isn't saying whether he approves of the University of Texas at Austin president whose job was reported to be in jeopardy.

Rep. Puts Chief of Staff on Leave

Rep. Puts Chief of Staff on Leave

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has placed her longtime chief of staff on administrative leave.

Teen Pleads Guilty in Student's Dea...

Teen Pleads Guilty in Student's Death

A Central Texas teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2011 Waco drive-by fatal shooting of another youth.

ABC

Video captures suspect watching sle...

Video captures suspect watching sleeping baby during west Harris County burglary

The disburbing scene was captured on home surveillance video, which the Harris Co. Sheriff's Office released Tuesday
Amber Alert issued for missing Mont...

Amber Alert issued for missing Montgomery teen

Elizabeth Rex, 14, was last seen on Monday and is believed to be with a 51-year-old man
CPS takes custody of starved five-y...

CPS takes custody of starved five-year-old boy's siblings

Child Protective Services has been granted custody of all six children who were living with a woman accused of starving her five-year-old step son and forcing him to live in the closet
La Porte teen's promposal gets cops...

La Porte teen's promposal gets cops in on the secret

When it came time to ask a girl to prom, one local teen took a risk, making it a prank promposal she'll never forget
Tax deadline is at midnight; only o...

Tax deadline is at midnight; only one post office in Harris County has extended hours

There's only one post office in Harris Co. with extended hours today, so if you haven't mailed yours out yet, it's your final chance
Rice University students create bal...

Rice University students create balancing device for Special Olympian

The Special Olympics are about to become even more special for one little girl, and it's all thanks to a group of Rice University students

Bizjournals

HBJ calls for CFO of the Year nomin...

HBJ calls for CFO of the Year nominees

They show you the money. Now show them some love.  The Houston Business Journal has opened nominations for the 2014 CFO of the Year awards. These annual awards honor the area's fearless financial strategists who display outstanding leadership and provide guidance and sound advice to CEOs and directors. Act fast ? nominations close May 5. Anyone can nominate an outstanding CFO, and nominees can hail from companies covering a spectrum of industries, sizes and longevity. Whether your company?
Houston women get career boost from...

Houston women get career boost from Mentoring Monday (Video)

Houston Business Journal joined 39 other American City business journals April 7 in launching the nation?s first Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event. The inaugural gathering, held at the Junior League, featured 40 top Houston business leaders who agreed to serve as mentors in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere. More than 200 women took part in the event, which featured a kick-off video message from Lori Greiner of ABC's "Shark Tank," who advised women business owners to be confident in their?
I told the truth about entrepreneur...

I told the truth about entrepreneurism to a bunch of kids ? they can handle it

There?s a story about entrepreneurism that isn?t often told. It?s the one that doesn?t involve boy billionaires who get rich quick creating a product lauded worldwide. It?s the one where even when you?re successful few people outside your business community?s C-suite know your name. It?s the most common entrepreneurial story, and, therefore, few people tell it. But when the Rotary Club of Houston invited me to speak to 80 high school juniors from the Houston area at Camp Enterprise?
HBJ calls for commercial real estat...

HBJ calls for commercial real estate Heavy Hitters nominations

Every year, the Houston Business Journal recognizes outstanding commercial Realtors in our Heavy Hitters awards program. Our readers thrive on numbers, and the more information we can give you to help you make business decisions, the better. That?s why we have transitioned Heavy Hitters to a ranked list, similar to our Top Residential Realtors Lists and our popular weekly Business Lists, and we'll survey for Heavy Hitters the same way. This year, we?re asking brokerages to provide us with the?
Talent: How to deal with workplace ...

Talent: How to deal with workplace engagement

Employee engagement is often easier to sense than define, but it occurs when employees feel enabled and enthusiastic to contribute to their company?s success. Engaged employees focus on their professional futures and are aligned with their companies? objectives, so they are often more effective at applying their talents to achieve corporate business goals. Americans are among the most engaged workers in the world, yet less than 30 percent of US workers are fully engaged. Most are not entirely?
Rodeo Houston auctions rake in big ...

Rodeo Houston auctions rake in big donors, break records

Despite the gloomy weather, big-time donors ? including one of Houston?s 14 billionaires? headed to Reliant Park over the weekend for some of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?s auctions, which raised a total of $5.7 million.  Raising the most money ? and breaking its previous world record ? was the Lamb and Goat Auction, which was held March 15 and raised $2.2 million. The Grand Champion Junior Market Lamb was purchased for a world record of $250,000 by the Hildebrand family, in?

Chron sports

Luitwieler, Cinco Ranch bag 5A reg...

Luitwieler, Cinco Ranch bag 5A regional golf titles

MONT BELVIEU - With Cinco Ranch comfortably ahead in the Class Region III girls golf tournament, all that was left to be settled was the individual championship between the Cougars' Maddie Luitwieler and Kari Bush of Clear Lake. Cinco Ranch, which shot a final-round 312 and had a two-round total 619, beat runner-up Clements (627) by eight shots to advance to state for the fourth straight year. Seven Lakes (650), which improved by 22 shots in the final round, was the third team to qualify for the state tournament April 28-29 in Austin. Senior Kennedy Ishee of Cinco Ranch will be making her fourth appearance at the state tournament. Cinco Ranch, which won the girls 19-5A championships by 38 shots, led regionals by eight shots over Clements after the rain-delayed first round was completed Tuesday.

Friendswood, Montgomery on top in ...

Friendswood, Montgomery on top in 4A regional golf

SEALY - Before Friendswood golf coach John Hext got on the bus to leave the course Tuesday, he was unsure if he was going to tell his players the magnitude of what was within reach. Friendswood sits in first place after the first round of the Class 4A Region III championships at River Ridge Golf Club. If the Mustangs hold on to one of the top three places after Wednesday's final round, they will be the first boys golf team in school history to qualify for state. "I don't think they know that," Hext said. "We've had individuals go, but we've never done it as a team. We're going to eat some dinner and go to Bass Pro Shops and try not to think too much about it.

Rockets glad to have Howard bac...

Rockets glad to have Howard back for playoff run

NEW ORLEANS – The Rockets wanted and needed the win, and Dwight Howard was no different. But he needed more. Just as time was running out on the Rockets’ pursuit of homecourt advantage in the playoffs’ first round, he was down to his final days to return to post-season speed. His first game back, the Rockets’ strangely harrowing escape against the undermanned Pelicans, might have been enough for Howard to feel that his troublesome left ankle was ready to let him get back to work, but he knew how much work needed to be done. After two weeks out with a strained left ankle and the two procedures to drain [...]
Scouting report: Rockets at New...

Scouting report: Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans

Three things to watch for in the Rockets’ season finale against the Pelicans on Wednesday: 1. One more time: The Rockets had enough trouble with the Pelicans of Luke Babbitt and Alexis Ajinca on Saturday, the Pelicans could be much tougher in the season finale. They are 21-19 at home, are coming off an upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder to snap an eight-game losing streak, and unlike the game in Houston, have Tyreke Evans healthy and available. Evans scored 41 points, including a franchise record 32 in the second half, adding eight assists and nine rebounds in the win against the Thunder. 2. Meet your Vipers: With the Rockets [...]
Rockets reminded of dribble pen...

Rockets reminded of dribble penetration value after rough shooting night

The Rockets 60 points in the paint against the Spurs overcame a poor 3-point shooting performance in which they made just 4-of-22 3s. But it also reminded the value of dribble penetration to break down the defense. “Even when we got in the paint and missed shots, our bigs were there to clean it up” Rockets guard Jeremy Lin said. “Those are kind of the plays we?ll live with. Some missed shots you have big guys come over to get blocked shots and you have put backs. That?s good offense for us.”
Starting five to take season fi...

Starting five to take season finale off

The Rockets will likely give the bulk of their regulars a night off in the season-finale against the Pelicans on Wednesday night. They recalled rookies Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington from their NBA Development League Vipers on Tuesday, a day after they helped the Rio Grande Valley Vipers clinch their first-round playoff series. Troy Daniels had remained with the Rockets for Monday’s game and will also likely receive extensive playing time in the last regular-season game. Monday’s game, however, did allow the Rockets to have their starting lineup on the court for the first time since March 27, moving to 23-11 with their preferred lineup of Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, [...]
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